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Tesla tops owner satisfaction survey; Fiat, not so much
Tesla tops owner satisfaction survey; Fiat, not so much

If you could do it all over again, would you buy the car you're driving now? That's the question Consumer Reports asked 300,000 owners of vehicles from the 2014-2017 model-years. Their responses form the basis of the company's 2016 Owner Satisfaction Survey. What's interesting about this particular...Read More»

Lapo Elkann at Garage Italia Customs
Fiat heir Lapo Elkann probably faked his own kidnapping, definitely got arrested

We interrupt your regularly scheduled write-ups of recalls, reader surveys, and Dieselgate news for a story about a poor little rich kid who's in trouble with the law...again. The kid in question is the nattily dressed gent you see above: Lapo Elkann, an heir to the Fiat fortune and brother of Fiat...Read More»

2017 Fiat 500X
What's New for 2017: Fiat

Reintroduced to the American market a few years ago thanks to its parent company's acquisition of Chrysler, Italian brand Fiat bursts with style and personality—if not necessarily buyers. A new addition to Fiat's lineup for 2017 revives an historic nameplate, and even if it isn't likely to...Read More»

Trinity, professional hacker [from The Matrix]
Latest worry for Volkswagen owners: Wireless hack can unlock millions of Audis, Porsches, VWs

If you're a Volkswagen owner, you've probably spent the last 11 months worrying about Dieselgate. Even folks who don't own diesels have been deeply concerned about the resale value of their VWs because of the black eye the brand has received in the press. Owners of Audi, Porsche, and other marques...Read More»

Dealer
Fiat Chrysler audit suggests sales stats have been inflated: SEC, Justice Dept. investigate

Back in January, two dealers filed a lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, alleging that FCA had asked them to inflate their monthly sales stats. Though FCA was quick to dismiss the dealers' claims, an internal audit may prove the old maxim that where there's smoke, there's fire. The audit was...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500 'Seduction' commercial
Why Fiat owner's manuals shouldn't comment on women's legs

Despite the tone of America's current presidential campaigns, it is, in fact, 2016. In theory, companies should understand the kinds of actions that might be interpreted as racist or sexist. Unless, of course, those companies make laundry detergent in Italy or China. Or unless they're Fiat. Alas...Read More»

2016 Fiat 500e
2013-2016 Fiat 500e recalled for software glitch

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 2013-2016 models of the Fiat 500e electric car to fix a software glitch. According to the automaker, more than 16,000 vehicles in the U.S. are affected. In a brief press release, FCA says that "A routine component check by FCA US discovered certain vehicles...Read More»

2016 Fiat 500
2012-2016 Fiat 500 recalled for transmission problems: 80,000 cars affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling more than 80,000 Fiat 500 vehicles from the 2012 to 2016 model years. According to a statement from the automaker, some of those cars may experience serious transmission problems. The recall is limited to models equipped with manual transmissions. FCA reports...Read More»

2017 Fiat 124 Spider
Fiat 124 Spider keeps the Viagra jokes coming because Italians

To the people who create car commercials, horsepower and technology aren't always strong selling points. They're wonky, factual, bullet-pointy things that might persuade someone who's paused to pore over a newspaper ad, but in a 30-second TV spot? Boring. That's why commercials--the best ones...Read More»

2016 Fiat 500
FCA has a new plan to save Fiat. Can it work?

It seems like just yesterday that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles--then known as Chrysler--was preparing for the return of Fiat and its pint-sized 500 model to the U.S. The company had big, big hopes for its well-known European brand, but things haven't played out exactly as FCA expected. In fact, Fiat...Read More»

2017 Fiat 124 Spider, 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show
2017 Fiat 124 Spider Video Preview

It's been five years since Fiat returned to the U.S., here, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, but it feels like forever since they've sold a classic Italian convertible here. Now, after 50 years, it's time. Recognize this? Don't call it a Miata. While it's based on the new MX-5, the Fiat 124 Spider's...Read More»

ACSI Automobiles Report 2015
Survey: Lexus Is Tops In Customer Satisfaction, Fiat Brings Up The Rear

Every few days, it seems like there's another survey about automobiles and how satisfied (or dissatisfied) we are with them. This week's study was carried out by American Customer Satisfaction Index, and it's called the ACSI Automobile Report 2015. ALSO SEE: GM's Ignition Switch Findings: 124...Read More»

2016 Fiat 500X
2016 Fiat 500X First Drive Video

Fiat kick-started itself here in the U.S. with a pair of European twins--the tiny 500 hatchback and the bigger 500L. Now it has a real chance to win over American car buyers with its first small crossover SUV. Will the new 500X be big and bold enough to tackle the Jeep Renegade and Honda HR-V? We...Read More»

2015 Fiat 500 1957 Edition Cabrio
2015 Fiat 500c 1957 Edition Cabrio: Retro Style From $24,700

One of the things that Fiat fans like about the company's iconic 500 model is its retro style. The lines and silhouette of today's version hearken back to the 500's debut nearly 60 years ago in 1957. But for some shoppers, that's not enough. Some want the retro writ large. For them, Fiat offers the...Read More»

2015 Fiat 500e
2013-2015 Fiat 500E Recalled For Software Flaw

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has issued a recall for 2013, 2014, and 2015 models of the fully electric Fiat 500e. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from a software glitch that could cause them to stall in traffic. The...Read More»

Car repair
Unsatisfied: Jeep, Dodge Having Issues With Dealership Service?

Are you satisfied with the service at your Chrysler, Fiat, Ram, Dodge, or Jeep dealership? Although you might be happy with your late-model vehicle, the chances that you aren’t quite satisfied at the dealership are much higher if your vehicle has one of those five badges—the brands of...Read More»

2016 Fiat 500X
2016 Fiat 500X Priced From $20,900

While we're still absorbing the new-car smell of the 2015 Jeep Renegade, today brings word on pricing for the baby Jeep's baby brother--the 2016 Fiat 500X. Built alongside the Jeep at Fiat's plant in Melfi, Italy, the 500X is due to go on sale by summer here in the U.S., wearing a base price of...Read More»

FCA US LLC logo
Chrysler Is Dead! Long Live FCA US LLC!

In 2009, the auto industry was in turmoil. The global economy was falling apart, car sales had cratered, and the U.S. and Canadian governments had launched an audacious, contentious plan to bail out two of Detroit's biggest automakers, General Motors and Chrysler. ALSO SEE: GM Ignition Switch Fund...Read More»

2016 Fiat 500X
2016 Fiat 500X Video

After skipping a couple of decades on the U.S. market, Fiat’s been in rebuilding mode. First came the pint-sized 500 hatchback—and its great electric-car edition—and then the bigger 500L hatchback. Now it’s time for a crossover, of course—and that's now been introduced...Read More»

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